Announcing the 2021 Annual Dinner
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Lance Morrow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center takes a pretty good shot at both sides in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend (“America is Torn between Trump’s Fibs and Progressives’ Fantasies”):
Mr. Trump works with huckster falsehoods — the flashy superlatives of a car salesman. The progressive left works with conceptual falsities. Voters in 2020 will decide which style of lies they prefer.
Yet his longer, artful diatribe against the Left rings very true, and will be appreciated by conservatives:
The progressive left embraces new visions of perfection — tamer in its methods than its 1930s predecessors, but sometimes outdistancing them in the fusion of dogmatic correctness with a fairly advanced decadence. Progressives are busy reinventing the Kingdom of God on Earth, trying to make their version as different as possible from his. They contrive elaborate new genders, for example — ones the deity didn’t think of. They invent vocabularies, terms ecstatic and bristling — “cisgendered,” “heteronormative,” “intersectionality” — designed to bully reality into compliance.
Their version of the kingdom mixes hopes of social justice with sexual nullifications and revenge fantasies. In my mother’s time, the far left in its dreams crushed capitalism and ushered the workers into paradise. Today they sweep white civilization and toxic males into the dustbin of history.
Affirmative action, now a permanent fixture of American society, remains out of step with the country’s basic idea of fairness.
“Diversity,” politicized and bureaucratically institutionalized, forms the basis for systems of un-American coercion.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s notion of valuing a man’s character over the color of his skin remains the gold standard, and yet even his greatest admirers claim it doesn’t really apply anymore — or never did.
The progressive notion of gender as a “social construct,” rather than sex as a fact of nature, contradicts ages worth of human experience about the biological roles of men and women in the drama of procreation and survival.
The rule of law is cast aside for a 13th-century dream of open borders and sanctuary cities.
The left disparages masculinity as evil and Western civilization as monstrous, hoping to extinguish the intellectual and moral legacy that created the U.S. in the first place. If we are not careful, the strategy might work.
Peter Zeller is Director of Operations at Center of the American Experiment.